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Case (Inrō) with Design of Bean Vine and Moon

Artist:
Shiomi Masanari (Japanese, active late 17th–mid-18th century)
Period:
Edo period (1615–1868)
Date:
early 18th century
Culture:
Japan
Medium:
Case: gold on black lacquer with mother-of-pearl inlay; Fastener (ojime): gold with design of crabs, reed, and rock; Toggle (netsuke): ivory carved in the shape of a reclining bull (signed: Ran’ichi)
Dimensions:
H. 2 13/16 in. (7.2 cm); W. 2 3/8 in. (6 cm); D. 7/8 in. (2.2 cm)
Classification:
Inrō
Credit Line:
Gift of Wilton Lloyd-Smith and his wife, Marjorie Fleming Lloyd-Smith, 1929
Accession Number:
29.82.8
Not on view
Signature: Shiomi Masanari

Marking: Seal: red
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Arts of Japan," November 5, 1991–December 15, 1992.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "A Sensitivity to the Seasons: Summer and Autumn in Japanese Art," June 24, 2011–October 23, 2011.

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